This 5-days sporting raid with departure / arrival of Faro in southern Portugal will make you discover the entire mountain range of Algarve. You will cross the Algarve from east to west of the Spanish border at Cap Sao Vicente in the extreme west of Portugal. It will allow you to discover the rugged and wild landscape of southern Portugal following the paths and trails through the maquis and forests of fir and eucalyptus.
5 days tour in mountain bike 5 nights with full board in hotel *** departure / arrival of FARO.
Approximately 245 km in 5 days version (95% of trails and paths) with GPS provided.
Possible to do this tour in 5, 4 or 3 days . You have the possibility to drive by half day and to reach the hotels in our minibus.
Welcome to Faro airport, transfer to the hotel *** near Castro Marim in the extreme south-east of Portugal. Briefing and diner. Night at the hotel *** with swimming pool.
Day 2: Tavira -> Sao Bras de Alportel : 42 km - total climbing : 1300m. - 6 to 7 hours of riding
Second day equally sporty with a lot of uneven in the wildest part of the Algarve. We will take the culminating break. Superb afternoon on the trails of crest allowing us to admire the Atlantic coast. Diner and night at the hotel *** in Sao Bras de Alportel.
Day 3: Sao Bras de Alportel -> Alte : 48 km - total climbing : 1280m. - 6 to 7 hours of riding
For this third day we will pass in the western massif of the Algarve, but the relief will always remain steep. We will stop for the picnic in Alganduro where we will enjoy a beautiful view of the peaks. The day will be a succession of the village mounted and beautiful descents mainly in forest of holm oaks. End of the day in Alte, where our hotel *** will welcome us for dinner and night.
Day 4: Alte -> Monchique: 55 km - total climbing : 1300m. - 7 to 8 hours of riding
We’ll make our biggest day which will start with easy roads to reach the beautiful banks of the Arade river dam. We’ll finish this stage with lunch break on the banks of the lake. We will have a sports afternoon with total climbing of 750 m. and we will finish this wonderful day in the forest of eucalyptus until Monchique where our hotel *** will be an ideal break after this tiring day.
Day 5: Monchique -> Aljezur : 45 km - total climbing : 1250m. - 6 to 7 hours of riding
We will start climb from Foia, the highest point of the raid at 891m where we can admire Algarve mountains and ocean if the weather is clear. Then start a long descent into the eucalyptus forest and than go up towards Marmelete for a picnic break. We will continue to roll in dense forests of the Serra de Monchique before reaching the coastal plain to the Aljezur. Last climb before arriving our hotel *** near the ocean. Evening and night at the hotel.
Day 6: Aljezur -> Sagrés : 55 km - total climbing: 1300m. - 6 to 7 hours of riding
Very beautiful last stage is 100% Costa Vicentina. After departure, we’ll pass on the wild Praia do Canal, than we’ll go up in the forests of eucalyptus. We will take the lunch break very close to the Praia da Bordeira. On leaving we will be able to admire the superb Vicentina coast with specific geology, its cliffs and its creeks of surfers. This stage which ends at Sagrés, the south-western tip of Portugal and Europe, will be engraved in your memory.
Transfer to Faro.
According to the flights and programs of each ones, we will make a road transfer to Faro airport or to the hotel in Faro where you will have the opportunity to extend your stay at the hotel ***.
TARIFFS per person
October to May
June to September
6 days riding GPS guided / 6 nights full board on double or triple room
5 days riding GPS guided / 5 nights full board on double or triple room
4 days riding GPS guided / 4 nights full board on double or triple room
3 days riding GPS guided / 3 nights full board on double or triple room
Rental electric mountain bike GIANT
50 € / day
35 € / night
50 € / night
Transfers from Lisbon airport
Extra night with breakfast in Faro in the hotel *** on single room
Extra night with breakfast in Faro in the hotel *** on double or triple room
Prices not included
Receptive staff English, French and Russian speaking
Return flights to Faro (or Lisbon)
3, 4, 5 or 6 days riding depending on the program or GPS
3, 4, 5 or 6 nights full board in the hotels ** and ***
Personal expenses and gratuities
Rental GPS for 2 or 3 bikes, depending on the group composition
Lunches taken in restaurant
Support vehicle caring luggage
Anything not mentioned in the section «prices included»
In case of rental mountain bike, training to use it and the GPS
Grouped transfers upon arrival from Faro airport to hotel in Santo André and at the end of the tour from Sagrés to the airport or hotel in Faro
Bookings: from 14 years old. Dates to choose from a group of 5 participants or according to schedule of groups to complete from 1 person. Maximum 16 persons per group.
Level: this sport tour is designed for often good mountain bike riders and in very good shape.
Languages speaking: English, French and Russian
Period: this tour is available all year round, the advise against July and August considering the high temperature
Organization: you ride at your speed and level thanks to the GPS guide provided (1 GPS provided for 2 or 3 bikes depending on the composition of the group)
Assistance: the support vehicle carries one luggage per person to each place of accommodation, it finds participants every half-day. You have the possibility to riding by half days and to reach the hotels in our minibus. It can intervene in case of mechanical or human problems.
Meals: breakfasts and dinners are taken in the lodgings, we organize picnics on the course for the lunches were you find the assistance (on days 2 and 4 you could have lunch in restaurants, not included).
Means of payment: 30% at registration, the balance is to be paid 1 mouth before departure; by check, bank transfer or credit card (10€ fee per transaction)